Monthly Archives: June 2009

Wisteria Concert in Norwich

The Norwich Citadel Band (Bandmaster Richard Woodrow) recently “traveled” to the Parish Church of St. Giles-on-the-Hill, located about 400 yards from the Citadel on the same city center street, for a Wisteria Concert. The concert was so named because of the many wisteria bushes surrounding the medieval church building that were in full bloom with  Read more

Enfield in Norway

The Enfield Citadel Band (Bandmaster Jonathan Corry) made a four-day tour of Norway, 14 – 17 May 2009, visiting Oslo, Lillehammer and Trondheim. Thursday, 17 May – Oslo The band met at Gatwick Airport early on the morning of Thursday, 14 May 2009. After the flight to Norway, the band made the short drive to  Read more

Yorkshire Fellowship Band Visits Down South

On the weekend of 16 – 17 May 2009, the Yorkshire Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Norman Short) traveled “down south” for a visit with the South London Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Major George Whittingham). The Gravesend Corps acted as host for the weekend. Just over two years ago, the South London group had visited the Doncaster Corps  Read more

Fellowship Bands Support Balloons4Hearts

A crowd of 300 gathered at Norwich Citadel Corps on Friday, 16 May 2009, for a festival of music given by the Norfolk Fellowship Brass (Bandmaster David Woodrow) and the Anglia Fellowship Band (Bandmaster Ray Todd) with guest soloist Andrew Piper (clarinet), in support of Balloons4Hearts. Balloons4Hearts is a charity set up in Norwich to  Read more

58th Annual Spring Festival in Bristol

The Bristol Easton Corps celebrated its 58th Annual Spring Festival on the weekend of 9 – 10 May 2009. Special guests for the weekend were Hendon Band (Bandmaster David Rudd) with guest soloist Philip Cobb and Lt.-Col. Ian Barr, from the Territorial Headquarters. The Saturday evening festival featuring the Hendon Band was a highlight of  Read more

Collingwood Celebrates 125 with Canadian Staff Band

On the weekend of 2–3 May 2009, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) was privileged to help the Salvation Army in Collingwood, Ontario, celebrate 125 years of ministry. Collingwood is a small town of about 17,000 situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay in northern Ontario. It is home to the popular Blue  Read more

Sounds of Salvation with Peniel Choir

The Maidenhead Citadel Band (Bandmaster Stuart Hall) joined with the Peniel Choir on Saturday, 9 May 2009 for a joint concert entitled “Sounds of Salvation”. Many members of the band have mentioned that this as one of the best concerts in which they have taken part. The band, wearing their new red festival shirts (purchased  Read more

North York Temple Collaborates with Darren Bartlett

The North York Temple Band (Bandmaster Glenn Barlow) has announced its latest recording, entitled O Holy Night. The disc, which is a Christmas recording featuring noted vocalist Darren Bartlett, is scheduled for release in September 2009. Many new arrangements of favorite Christmas songs are featured, including tracks previously recorded by Josh Groban, Sandi Patti and  Read more

Pre-Stavanger Festival in Sunderland

The Sunderland Millfield Salvation Army Band thrilled, blessed and entertained an enthusiastic crowd at their “Pre-Stavanger Festival” on 16 May 2009. The Mayor of Sunderland presided over the event, which was the final preparation for the Sunderland Millfield Band’s visit to Stavanger, Norway, on 22 – 25 May 2009. This visit is a reciprocal one,  Read more